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Dr Helen KerrSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Kerr's research interests are in the broad field of oncology and palliative care. The main focus of recently completed research is the transition from children's to adult services for young adults with life-limiting conditions.
Current research is focused on the acceptability and usefulness of a Healthcare Passport to young people with life-limiting conditions. Further research relates to exploring the use of mobile spaced learning as a digital platform in teaching symptom management in the undergraduate nursing programme.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Interventions and evaluations to improve the transition from children’s to adult services
- Educational interventions for teaching symptom management in undergraduate nursing programmes
Public outreach & key achievements
2019: Secured Burdett Trust for Nursing small grant award
2018: Successful team application for the Martha McMenamin Scholarship
2017: Winner of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing 'Researcher of the Year' award.
2016-2017: Awarded competitive national Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship.
2016: Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland Nurse Researcher of the Year, runner up.
2015: International collaboration with researchers at the University of Toronto andclinicians at the SickKids Children’s Hospital, Toronto on the transition from children’s to adult services.
|MSc Title||Is there a discordance between actual prognosis and prognostic awareness in patients with advanced cancer?|
|Year of Study||2017-2018|
Alumni: Where are they now
|MSc Title||To explore the perspective of patients with a diagnosis of serious and enduring mental illness in relation to their physical health|
|Year of Study||Completed Masters in Nursing in 2015|
|MSc Title||Nurses responses to terminal restlessness in the last 48 hours of a palliative care patients life|
|Year of Study||Completed Masters in Nursing in 2012|